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6 hours ago, dspec_tt131 said:

They arent on toyo site for 14"

Probably don't make that size then? 14" tyre options are pretty shit in general when looking at 7.5". Especially in odd ball sizes and if wanting something decent.

https://www.falken.com.au/tyres/ you can select the tyre, then it lists sizes available and rim width compatibility. I imagine they all have similar setups. Odds are pretty slim though, as they probably don't test 14x7.5" rims often if at all. Basically why I ended up going with 15's, my 14x7.5's were a ballache to make work.

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17 minutes ago, fuel said:

So if you do an auto to manual conversion but leave the original auto brake pedal in place (assuming it clears clutch pedal), then it wont need a cert? 

That's what I was told when talking to a cert guy many years ago. Not sure if that is the general consensus.

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1 hour ago, fuel said:

So if you do an auto to manual conversion but leave the original auto brake pedal in place (assuming it clears clutch pedal), then it wont need a cert? 

Yes as long as it meets all the other requirements in the virm threshold, and the pedals had enough clearance to not cause issues  

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Hey guys, I apologise if this has been asked/answered a million times.. Asking on behalf of a friend who has just bought a car. Its certed for lowering and larger than factory wheels, the wheels are munted and he's thinking about buying some of the factory wheels as they are cheap and plentiful. Will this be an issue cone Wof time? Can you prove that they are factory diameter/width/offset and avoid having to re-plate? Thanks in advance. 

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On 20/01/2020 at 08:56, dspec_tt131 said:

Where can I find tyre manufacturers specs for maximum width allowed? Have tried google but no luck. Looking for a 195/65/14 that's allowed on a 7.5" rim 

The range on the LVVTA guide includes the maximum and minimum of the major tyre brands. 

I.e. If Hankook had a 195/65R14 good for 5" to 6.5" but then Toyo has 5.5" to 7" the range allowed would be 5" to 7"  (Example only)

 

Falken were the only brand to have there product range outside of the normal specs from other brands, but they've since reigned that in and are now on par with everyone else.

 

Unfortunately you're best bet is to go to a  205/60R14.

 

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I recently revived my fx corolla swapping a redtop 4age into it, the original motor was a 5a-fhe 1500cc. I was wondering if there will be any issues getting a wof?, i know that these cars came out with 4ages and i think the power dfifference is only like 15hp (Also drives much the same), even bolted onto factory g/box, Will i need a cert or is it alg?

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1 hour ago, spiderwebfx said:

The range on the LVVTA guide includes the maximum and minimum of the major tyre brands. 

I.e. If Hankook had a 195/65R14 good for 5" to 6.5" but then Toyo has 5.5" to 7" the range allowed would be 5" to 7"  (Example only)

 

Falken were the only brand to have there product range outside of the normal specs from other brands, but they've since reigned that in and are now on par with everyone else.

 

Unfortunately you're best bet is to go to a  205/60R14.

 

I have 205/60 but it's too bulge. Will try different offset wheels instead.

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46 minutes ago, dspec_tt131 said:

I have 205/60 but it's too bulge. Will try different offset wheels instead.

Ah right, the only 195 that can go on a 7.5" rim is the 195/45R14 which Falken do bring into NZ.  That's a huge height drop though.

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1 hour ago, HornySeaCow said:

I recently revived my fx corolla swapping a redtop 4age into it, the original motor was a 5a-fhe 1500cc. I was wondering if there will be any issues getting a wof?, i know that these cars came out with 4ages and i think the power dfifference is only like 15hp (Also drives much the same), even bolted onto factory g/box, Will i need a cert or is it alg?

Cert needed.

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17 minutes ago, spiderwebfx said:

Ah right, the only 195 that can go on a 7.5" rim is the 195/45R14 which Falken do bring into NZ.  That's a huge height drop though.

Yeah I'm going for max height for ground clearance. Those 195/45 are tiny!!!

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1 hour ago, dspec_tt131 said:

I have 205/60 but it's too bulge. Will try different offset wheels instead.

I have seen different brand tyres (cannot recall the brands sorry) that despite being the same printed size, one had flat sidewalls, one looked like it was running mega stretch, when mounted to the same rim. These were some low pro 19"s though, probably don't have that particular faux stretch style available in a size as small as you want.

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53 minutes ago, Yowzer said:

I have seen different brand tyres (cannot recall the brands sorry) that despite being the same printed size, one had flat sidewalls, one looked like it was running mega stretch, when mounted to the same rim. These were some low pro 19"s though, probably don't have that particular faux stretch style available in a size as small as you want.

This would be a similar case in this size also.  I did some research through our suppliers and found about 10 different brands that do the size.  I can possibly look through the technical data of some of them to see which of them is the skinniest.  @dspec_tt131 let me know what brand and pattern you've currently got and I can do some comparisons.

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If the tyre size is outside the rim size listed in the ETRTO (tyre standard) and the LVVTA tyre size document then you can fit narrower tyres only if the manufacturer (not the wholesaler or retailer) supplies a letter saying so.

Also - you MUST use the tyre brand and model listed on the letter. ie: you can't get a letter from Falken saying 205-60-14's can fit on 8" rims and then fit Supercats in that size.

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4 hours ago, KKtrips said:

LVVTA tyre size document

reply not aimed at anyone n particular, just slightly relevant

here's the OS thread for the fitment chart (yeah it was started around 9 years ago & could probably use an update or fresh links)

edit : I've found the current chart & updated that thread

and to save a couple of clicks here's the info

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here's current file on the LVVTA site

https://www.lvvta.org.nz/documents.html#thresholds

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Info 01-2009 - Tyre Size to Rim Size Compatibility Guide (V3, released December 2016) download

https://www.lvvta.org.nz/documents/infosheets/LVVTA_Info_01-2009_V3_Tyre_Size_to_Wheel_Size_Compatibility_Guide.pdf

 

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And yes sorry that isnt the list from every Manufacturer and their specs (which is what the answer to the question really was

I'm not that bored at the moment & do Kingstars still exist?

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If anyone wants me to check our copy of the ETRTO (I think we have the 2015 edition) then send an email to me at work and I can check for you.    (PM me for my work email address)

I plan to update the Tyre-Rim infosheet, with all the info from the ETRTO, but its a time/priority thing.

 

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I pulled the roof off the BJ tonight - it's farken hot and have no AC obviously.

Any reason this isn't legal? It's a factory setup but obviously reduces the integrity of the cabin...

Am also wondering about going further, the windscreen folds down and whole midsection of the tub comes off on these trucks, but would then lose the shoulder height seatbelt mounts. Would quite like to build a rollbar outside the cab but closer to the body than the existing one so could pick up some new mounts off that, I assume there are rules about where those would have to be relative to where they are currently? The mounts might work off the position of the current rollbar but would be 20-30cm further back...

Cabriolet lyfe

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Is there a standard to where a VIN plate is placed when its fitted to a car? The owner of the classic Mini i sold a while back has contacted me asking if I know where the VIN plate is, but i dont have any photos of it after I re-registered the car. The VIN was issued when i re-registered it, so i presume a new plate was affixed somewhere but i don't know where. It'd help if i knew where the plate could be fitted.

E: Found it. https://vehicleinspection.nzta.govt.nz/virms/entry-certification/pre-reg-and-vin/vin-affixing/methods-for-affixing-a-vin 

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36 minutes ago, kws said:

Is there a standard to where a VIN plate is placed when its fitted to a car? The owner of the classic Mini i sold a while back has contacted me asking if I know where the VIN plate is, but i dont have any photos of it after I re-registered the car. The VIN was issued when i re-registered it, so i presume a new plate was affixed somewhere but i don't know where. It'd help if i knew where the plate could be fitted.

Are you sure one was attached, it seems that a VIN is not necessary if previous registered in NZ?

https://www.nzta.govt.nz/vehicles/vehicle-registration/vin/

The one I've had attached to an import by VTNZ is on the inner guard.

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